The field narrows in the run-up to the Oscars

As the 85th Academy Awards day approaches, the list of nominations may remain the same, but it seems that we might begin to guess who will actually win the Oscars if other award ceremony results are anything to go by.

For the Best Actor award, it would appear that it’s turned into a one horse race with Daniel Day-Lewis beating his competitors at the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Drama, Screen Actors Guild where he picked up the Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role award and the British BAFTAs, where he won the Leading Actor award.

With the ladies, it’s a little less clear-cut. Anne Hathaway won the Golden Globe Best Actress award and the Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Female Actress in a Leading Role award. But at the BAFTAs, it was Emmanuelle Riva, who was awarded the Leading Actress award. Riva is the oldest actress to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award – aged 85. Coincidentally, she’s up against the youngest actress ever to be nominated for the same award as nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis is a nominee for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. However, it’s looking likely that Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) or Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) will come away with the Oscar, if the bookies’ odds are anything to go by.

Meanwhile there’s still a competitive line-up for Best Picture. When the nominations were announced in January, Argo didn’t really stand out as a favourite but now it has taken the Golden Globe best drama and the Producers Guild award, as well as the Screen Actors Guild award and a Best Film BAFTA, it’s looking like the leading contender. It’s not a dead cert, though, as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables are all still contenders according to the bookies.

Check out the clips on Cineworld Facebook and see which film would get your vote. With the ceremony taking place in under two weeks, we won’t have long to wait!

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